Awe-inspiring exhibits for explorers of all ages

Masked child looks at camera in front of giant honeybee model in Bugs exhibit
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Bugs

An arthropod extravaganza is buzzing into the Academy! Celebrate our 6- and 8-legged friends in a new exhibit with mega-models, specimens, and more.
Woman looks closely at saber-toothed cat fossil in Hidden Wonders exhibit at the Academy
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Hidden Wonders

Ancient. Irreplaceable. And now on view! Peek into the past in a new exhibition featuring fascinating specimens from the Academy's vast research collections.
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Events and activities to kick-start your curiosity

Composite image of Morrison Planetarium interior with scene from Living Worlds on screen
NOW PLAYING

Living Worlds

Is anybody out there? In our newest planetarium show, see how surprising discoveries about life on Earth could help us detect alien life light years away. 
Photo collage of Claude the alligator with albinism against a starry sky
THURSDAYS | 6-10 PM | 21+

NightLife

Wonder what our animals get up to once the sun goes down? Find out at the Academy’s weekly event that celebrates the unusual intersection of art and science.
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World-changing science starts here

Dr. Rayna Bell holds a tiny whistling frog on island of St. Martin
SCIENTIFIC EXPEDITIONS

A bright start in St. Martin

Islands 2030 has launched in the Lesser Antilles! From undescribed species to unprecedented collaborations, see how science and community are coming together.
3 kids look at a stingray swimming underneath them at the Academy
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